Decision details

Annual Review of Fees paid to independent providers of Adult Social Care OKD02 (24/25)

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health (Alan Sinclair)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Rates and fees paid to independent providers of adult social care provision in the community and in accommodation based services are subject to annual review. The review will consider usual maximum rates for care homes and care homes with nursing; individually agreed rates paid to care homes and care homes with nursing and rates for supported living, shared lives; extra care and other community-based services.


Decisions on fees to be paid in the financial year 2024-25 will take account of a range of information, including but not limited to; recent decisions on National Living Wage,  the current market position, the need and demand for services, the Council’s strategic priorities, financial challenges for providers of care and support services and the financial position for the Council and the adult social care budget.  During 2023 commissioners have engaged with representatives of the adult social care market to reflect feedback on both the challenges for the market and in the fees review process and in preparation for the review of fees. 


The Director of Adults and Health will be asked to agree the fees and rates paid for commissioned services related to the adult social care and health portfolio for 2024-25.




The Director of Adults and Health has approved the 2024/25 fee increases to independent sector providers in line with the proposals set out in section 2 of the report.


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Publication date: 26/03/2024

Date of decision: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 09/04/2024

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